Monday, September 30, 2013

Home Again

We arrived home last Tuesday after our 3 day, slightly meandering trip back from Saskatchewan. It was a great drive through some very different parts of western Canada. All beautiful in their own way. I didn't take nearly enough pictures, but I also have so many. I was going to make this blog posting about our many friends on the way, both two legged and four legged, but I decided to do a scenery one instead. We started out from the south east corner of Saskatchewan down to the south central, through western Saskatchewan then southern Alberta, then my favorite drive. Which is from Banff up the Iceflields Parkway to Jasper then west to Prince George. We were a week too early for the fall colours but it was still a beautiful drive and not a lot of traffic.

This is some of what we saw.

Flat around Regina or what?

View to the east at sunset

View to the west at sunset
Sunrise in Canmore, fresh snow on the mountains

At Lake Louise

Parking lot at Athabaska Glacier. Slush on the road for about 5K

Friday, September 20, 2013

Time to head home

We have had a great time but it's time to head home. We are leaving in a couple of days and going back via southern Saskatchewan and Alberta. Can't miss a chance to drive the Icefields Parkway with fall colours in effect. We will do a blog once we get home with more pictures. Blogsy and my old iPad have been painful trying to load pictures. So here are a few I managed to load.

Davie is crashed, being a farm dog is very tiring
Sleeping in Michael's truck
Davie's entertainment
Lots of walks




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

At the farm

We have been at the farm for almost two weeks. The weather has been gorgeous except for one day of rain. We have met lots of cows, calves, dogs cats and people. Below are a few pictures. Emmi is fascinated by the big round bales in the fields. Apparently they are meant to leap on and off of. Davie is just happy to run,and to watch his buddy Floyd the cat. Apparently cows and calves are fun to watch too.
On the run
On the run
Davie and his buddy Floyd the car
Bale jumping


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Road Trip

We are on our Saskatchewan Road trip. We left home on Sunday and drove to the horses and huskies house in Hinton. Oh and also Joe the mule and his buddies.Then on Monday we went for a four hour hike up to Sulphur Ridge. This is the discription.

The trail starts from Miette Hot Springs in Jasper National Park. It was a gorgeous day, not a cloud in the sky. The only issue was the ground squirrels at the very top. They have no fear and Davie was mesmerized. We did a quick retreat down before we fell off the top.

Emmi being very good and walking beside me so we don't fall off the mountain
Stream to cool off in near the bottom
The Alpine
Yes these cuties caused some commotion.
Today we drove from Hinton to Saskatoon with a few stops. Including one in Vegreville to see the giant Ukranian Easter egg. And a huge horse in The Battlefords which intrigued Emmi. Tomorrow after a few stops we are off to Bender.
Happy guy
Who is this guy?